THE STIFF-LEGGED DEAD LIFT
COMMON MISTAKES Rounding your shoulders forward and positioning your back incorrectly (which increases your risk of a lower-back injury) THE SOLUTION Maintaining proper form, holding dumbbells while standing tall, with your chest high and shoulders back
• Keep your knees bent (your knee position should remain fixed throughout the exercise).
• With a straight back and natural curve in your spine, slowly hinge forward from your hips into a position where you feel your hamstrings stretching.
• Keep your weight on your heels and your dumbbells close to your body while returning back to the starting position.
• Repeat for one minute.
NOTE: Keep your core tight and maintain the natural curve in your lower back throughout the movement.